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  • 2020 April

    Dapru Management observing the covid-19 preventive measures

    We are not left out on the preventive measures caused by this covid-19 pandemic called Coronavirus.
  • 2020 26th March

    Dapru Management with Oron Marine Engine Dealers Union

    Dapru Management with Oron Marine outboard Engine Dealers Union after a successful Negotiation on Tax Tariff payment to Oron Local Government Council on the 26th March 2020
  • .. April

    Dapru Managing Director

    Presentation of purse to our coordinator Market Sanitation on the funeral of his late mother
  • 10 March

    ILLEGAL COLLECTION OF TAXES AND LEVIES BY MDA’S IN NIGERIA

    Every taxes and levies collected by MDA’s are legislated and approved for collection through the provision of the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; In accordance with the schedule to taxes and levies (Approved list for collection) Act, Cap.T2, 2004. Arising from the foregoing, Part 1, 11 and 111has stipulated various approved revenue items as schedule for collection. It is therefore pertinent for various appropriate tax authorities to domesticate a law in line with the provision of the Federal law on how, when, where, approved tariff and penalty for such revenue heads to be collected. The provision of the Federal law on schedule to taxes and levies approved list for collection has not appropriated on how rates, charges and penalty should be applied for effective collection and compliance, except for Business Registration charges which will be a topic for another edition. Various MDA’s in Nigeria has anciently neglected the afore-cited provisions and thereby delving into the public domain by imposing taxes and levies on the masses without recourse to the rule of law. Taxes and levies must be legislated by the Legislatives which is a process of DEMANDING while Executives implement; which falls within the purview of the MDA’s to ACCESS via COLLECT on behalf of the government. Note; without demanding, by the Legislative, the Executive aim of Government cannot access and collect taxes and levies on behalf of the government which is the cardinal point of this write up. Sequel to the above, any revenue collected by MDA’s without legislated is illegal and extortion from the masses. Therefore, the public should ask questions on which revenue items they are paying, rather than bothering, loading and confusing themselves with irrelevance questions of what such revenue collected is used for, what has government done to demand the collection of such revenue head? It is citizenry civic responsibility to pay Taxes and Levies in a friendly and acceptable manner. Conclusion, State and Local Governments should make provision for revenue laws in accordance with the provision of the Federal law and thereby domesticate such collection into MDA’s to avoid multiple taxation. The public should be informed and orientated on the revenue items they are paying, how they should be paid and amount to be paid. Approach for collection should be professional and friendly. Payment should be at convenience and within a proposed time-frame.
    FROM: MR DAVID OBOHO POLICY ANALYST AND REVENUE CONSULTANT [...]
  • 20 March 2020

    ISSUE OF MULTIPLE TAXATION

    There is a list of approved taxes and levies, containing 39 different taxes and levies applicable to all sections of the Nigerian economy. Out of these, 8 are reserved for the Federal Government to collect, 11 for states and 20 for Local Governments. Unfortunately, the Federal, States and Local Governments have all gone out of this list resulting to multiplicity of taxes,” the JTB explained in a statement. Any revenue head or subhead created without a particular reference to approved list for collection is illegal and result to multiple taxation. See schedule to taxes and levies( Approved list for collection) Act, Cap. T2, vol 14, 2004. Collection of taxes by all the tiers or any tier of government does not constitute multiple taxation. However, if the tax being collected is not in the approved list of taxes or not backed by any other law at the state or local government levels respectively, it is regarded as multiple taxation either for individuals or companies according to Joint Tax Board (JTB) therefore, tax Administrators and Payers take note with particular reference to schedule of Taxes and Levies (Approved list for collection) Act,2004 and as amended 2015. Collection of taxes by all the tiers or any tier of government does not constitute multiple taxation. However, if the tax being collected is not in the approved list of taxes or not backed by any other law at the state or local government levels respectively, it is regarded as multiple taxation either for individuals or companies according to Joint Tax Board (JTB) therefore, tax Administrators and Payers take note with particular reference to schedule of Taxes and Levies (Approved list for collection) Act,2004 and as amended 2015.[...]
  • 20 SEP

    BOUNDRY AND LIMITATION OF REVENUE SOURCES OF FEDERAL STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN NIGERIA

    It is pertinent and essential to analyze the various sources of revenue, statutorily approved for collection by the Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in accordance with the provision to schedule of Taxes and Levies (Approved List for Collection) Act, 2004 as amended 2015. The approved list contain fifty five (55) different revenue items of taxes and levies applicable to all sectors of the Nigeria economy apart from the harmonized items which is jointly administered between the States and Local Governments. Out of these, 9 are reserved for the Federal Government to collect, 25 are to be collected by the States, while 21 are meant for Local Governments. Unfortunately, the Federal, States and Local Governments have all drifted out of this list resulting to multiply taxation according to JTB. Many MDAs has created revenue head or subhead without particular reference to the approved list for collection. Section (4) of the schedule to Taxes and Levies (Approved List for Collection) Act, 2004, has recognized FIRS, IRS and Revenue Committee as Appropriate Tax Authority for Federal, States and Local Governments who can assess and collect on behalf of the various tire of Governments. Many MDAs has duplicated some revenue items because of inability to legislate and domesticate already stipulated provision to schedule of Taxes and Levies approved List for collection. The Constitution supersedes any State or Local Government Byelaw and thereby renders it inconsequential. The aforementioned tier of governments has failed to limit their collection jurisdiction to the provision of the Constitution, which has empowered the appropriate Tax authorities to collect on behalf of the government. MDAs has infringes into other tier of governments especially the Local Government revenue sources without recourse to the law. The appropriate tax authority according to the law is the supervising revenue agency of the government saddled with the responsibility of assessing, demanding and collecting on behalf of the government, but unfortunately MDAs who are service providers are now delving into revenue generating without fundamental ideology on revenue related matters. However, these MDAs legislate conflicting laws all for purpose of generating revenues without fundamental revenue administrative guidelines, though some with inability to legislate on how, when, approved tariffs and penalty for defaulters, in accordance with the provisions of law of the Federation. Therefore, the appropriate tax authority should take the front seat in the revenue arena for IGR to strife for maintenance of revenue focus and boundary. [...]
  • 20 SEP

    SALES OF BOAT LICENSE IN Mbo Local Governent Area

    Mbo Local Governemnt has commenced the sales of annual boat licensing to both fiberglass and wooden boats operating within theritorial waterways of the Local Government Area, operators are hereby advice to get their license to avoid embarrassment. [...]
  • 20 SEP

    SUSPENSION UPLIFTMENT ON PRESIDENT OF ORON MARKET TRADERS ASSOCIATION (OMATA)

    The authority of te Oron Local Government Council has lifted the suspension placed on the President of the Oron Maarket Traders Association(OMATA) Mr Archibong Ekpe. He was presented to other members of the union, Chairperson Oron Market Management Committee and as well as the Management of Dapru Global Services LtD by the homourable executive Vice Chairman of Oron Local Government Area in the presence of chief of staff to the executive Chairman and Revenue Officer Oron LGA [...]